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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http://patreon.com/neurodiverging.

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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http://patreon.com/neurodiverging.

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English


Episodes
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Understanding Autistic Communication with Jaime A. Heidel

7/18/2024
Enter to win a copy of “What Did I Do Wrong?”: An Accessible Guide to Preventing Traumatic Misunderstandings Between You and Your Autistic Loved One: https://www.neurodiverging.com/wrong Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/understanding-autistic-communication-with-jaime-a-heidel/ As a late-diagnosed autistic/ADHD person, this question was the theme of Jaime A. Heidel's childhood, teens, and young adult life. She created a guide to help the future generation of autistic people avoid unnecessary trauma from chronic miscommunication, while helping neurotypical people get their emotional needs met, as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:41

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Parenting Complex Developmental Trauma with Sandi Lerman

7/4/2024
Sandi Lerman is a certified transformational coach, mindfulness teacher, and somatic practitioner. She's also the parent of a young adult with significant complex developmental trauma. Today's she sharing some of what's she's learned through her decades of supporting her child's growth. Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/parenting-complex-developmental-trauma-with-sandi-lerman/ Patrons, please note that all tiers have access to our full interview and Q&A with Sandi here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/parenting-trauma-105199490 Get ad-free podcast downloads by joining us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/neurodiverging ________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Our organization’s larger mission is to help neurodivergent folks find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all of our lives as part of the larger world community. We support strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building, social and disability justice paradigms, and a commitment to taking care of one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:57

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One Way to Be Less Ableist

6/20/2024
Danielle discusses what ableism is, gives an example of ableism that they experienced recently, and discusses opportunities to reduce our own internalized ableism. Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/one-way-to-be-less-ableist/________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:21

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The Experience of Hyperphantasia with Rebecca Vitsmun

6/6/2024
Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/the-experience-of-hyperphantasia/ As an autistic mother with neurodivergent children, our guest Rebecca Vitsmun was inspired by her personal experiences to provide an accessible story that inspires creative imagination in readers of all ages and backgrounds. Her book, Eliza Dee’s Universes, highlights Eliza Dee’s colorful adventures as hyperphantasia leads her to explore memories that springboard creative fantasies. ________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:30

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I'm Not Neurospicy

5/23/2024
Is neurospicy just a cute, quirky word to describe someone with neurodivergent traits? Or is yet it another example of ableism sneaking into our common parlance? That's what we're talking about today. Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/im-not-neurospicy/ Join the Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/neurodiverging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:07

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The Medication Question

5/9/2024
Whether you're considering medication for yourself as a neurodivergent adult, or for a child, it can be a difficult and complex decision. Today, Danielle's talking about their personal history with medication as an autistic ADHDer, what considerations went into their decisions, and how they confronted medication stigma. Show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/the-medication-question/ Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/neurodiverging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:03

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Autistic Women Emerging with Nigel Rising

4/25/2024
Learn more about the conference at https://autisticwomenemerging.org/ Join the Neurodivering Patreon: http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Show notes and transcript: https://www.neurodiverging.com/autistic-women-emerging-with-nigel-rising/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:29

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Our Collaborative Families parenting class is closing soon.

4/18/2024
Improve your family's relationships, communication and trust in 3 months. Learn more at https://neurodiverging.com/parenting. Interested in Collaborative Families but not sure if it's a fit? Join us for a free 30 minute info session and Q&A on Wednesday, 4/24, at 4PM MDT. Click here to save your seat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:24

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Danielle Answers Your Comments About Parenting PDA

4/11/2024
Today, Danielle is answering your Youtube comments about pervasive demand for autonomy/ pathological demand avoidance. Collaborative Families, our 3 month parenting program, starts May 1st. Learn more here: https://neurodiverging.thrivecart.com/collaborative-families/ Have a question you'd like me to answer in a future podcast? Email us at contact@neurodiverging.com Show notes here: https://www.neurodiverging.com/an-autistic-coach-answers-your-comments-about-parenting-pda/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:31

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How I'm Thriving as an Autistic Parent

4/4/2024
When I first became a parent, I was undiagnosed, burnt out and overwhelmed. Now, ten years into my parenting journey, I've evolved into a confident, creative, joyful, parent, a transformation I couldn't have imagined a decade ago. Today I'm talking about my journey, what I've learned, and how I got here. Show notes, book recs, and transcript here: https://www.neurodiverging.com/how-im-thriving-as-an-autistic-parent/ Learn more about our collaborative parenting class here: https://www.neurodiverging.com/parenting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:32

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How to Reset After Autistic Burnout

3/14/2024
Get Yourself Together: a free 5-day bootcamp starting on 3/18. Register here: http://neurodiverging.com/together Collaborative Families is now open for registration! Save $100 if you enroll before 3/31. Class starts on 5/1. Learn more: http://neurodiverging.com/parenting Full show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/how-to-reset-after-autistic-burnout/ In this series, we delve into a personal journey—Danielle's recent experience with (almost) autistic burnout—and explore practical strategies that facilitated their surprisingly swift recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:57

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How Trauma Compromises Executive Function

3/7/2024
Get Yourself Together: a free 5-day bootcamp starting on 3/18. Register here: http://neurodiverging.com/together Collaborative Families is now open for registration! Save $100 if you enroll before 3/31. Class starts on 5/1. Learn more: http://neurodiverging.com/parenting Full show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/how-autistic-trauma-compromises-executive-function/ In this series, we delve into a personal journey—Danielle's recent experience with almost) autistic burnout—and explore practical strategies that facilitated their surprisingly swift recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:37

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Our expectations can contribute to autistic burnout.

2/29/2024
Get Yourself Together: a free 5-day bootcamp starting on 3/18. Register here: http://neurodiverging.com/together Collaborative Families is now open for registration! Save $100 if you enroll before 3/31. Class starts on 5/1. Learn more: http://neurodiverging.com/parenting Full show notes: https://www.neurodiverging.com/our-expectations-can-contribute-to-autistic-burnout/ As a late-identified person, I didn't know what autistic burnout was until I was already many years into one. Then, I was able to make some significant changes that reduced many of my day-to-day challenges, and stayed burnout-free for a number of years. But around last summer, I almost hit hit full burnout again. In this episode, I'm explaining what happened, what I learned from it, and how I got out of burnout in record time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:21

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On Being Neurodiversity-Affirming

2/22/2024
Neurodiversity-affirming is the new buzz word for sure, but what does it mean? Follow me on IG: @neurodiverging Join the Patreon: patreon.com/neurodiverging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:09

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Understanding the Science of Safety with Rebecca Kase

2/15/2024
On today's episode, Danielle talks with guest Rebecca Kase about everything polyvagal theory. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, polyvagal theory is an important model for understanding how people regulate emotional and physical health, especially in response to stress and perceived threats, and something we refer to in coaching very often. Rebecca discusses how we can use this model to help us understand and work with our nervous systems to feel better more often. Show notes here: https://www.neurodiverging.com/understanding-the-science-of-safety-with-rebecca-kase/ New to Neurodiverging? Check out https://www.neurodiverging.com/start-here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:19

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Create a Life That Works For You

2/1/2024
Watch the full webinar replay (and grab your free workbook!) through 2/6/24 here: https://tinyurl.com/yourndlifereplay And check our Jackie Coursey at sacredspacecoaching.net and @sacredspace916 on IG ________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Our organization’s larger mission is to help neurodivergent folks find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all of our lives as part of the larger world community. We support strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building, social and disability justice paradigms, and a commitment to taking care of one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:22

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The Ongoing Work of Constructing Identity with Charlie Ocean

1/18/2024
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Duration:00:33:05

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Performative Allyship Within Capitalist Systems with Charlie Ocean, MSW

1/11/2024
Our first workshop of the year is Tension Tactics: Positive Strategies for Handling Stress, happening on 1/19 at 2PM MT. Learn more and get $5 off by registering at http://tinyurl.com/tensiontactics. Today, Danielle talks with neuroqueer LGBTQ+ trainer and community organizer Charlie Ocean, MSW to understand how performative allyship from companies led to a surge in DEI work post-George Floyd, and what the state of DEI is now several years later. Show notes and transcript: https://www.neurodiverging.com/performative-allyship-within-capitalist-systems/ ________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Our organization’s larger mission is to help neurodivergent folks find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all of our lives as part of the larger world community. We support strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building, social and disability justice paradigms, and a commitment to taking care of one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:44

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Creating A Neurodivergent-Friendly New Year

1/4/2024
For those of us who are neurodivergent, sticking to resolutions and working towards our goals is naturally challenging because the traditional approach to goal-setting does not align with our unique needs and strengths. In this episode, we explore how to create New Year’s resolutions that are neurodivergent-friendly, empowering us to make meaningful progress and celebrate our achievements along the way. Show notes and transcript: https://www.neurodiverging.com/creating-a-neurodivergent-friendly-new-year/ ________________________ Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Our organization’s larger mission is to help neurodivergent folks find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all of our lives as part of the larger world community. We support strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building, social and disability justice paradigms, and a commitment to taking care of one another. Mailing Address: Danielle Sullivan 603 S Public Rd, #63 Lafayette, CO 80026-9998 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:48

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Learn with Dr. Emily - Penn Holderness: ADHD as a Superpower

12/21/2023
Today, we're happy to share an episode from Learn with Dr. Emily, where she interviews comedian and ADHDer, Penn Holderness. Enjoy! --- Growing up, Penn Holderness knew he was different than his friends. He had tics. He was called a spazz. He would cry really easily. In basketball practice, he would nearly chew through his shirt if he wasn't running around enough. If he was growing up in the 2020's, he'd be treated for ADHD pretty quickly. But back in the 80's, ADHD information wasn't widespread, and it wasn't until college that he was officially diagnosed. On today's episode, Penn talks about growing up with ADHD, finding his passion for music and performing arts, learning how to accept his limitations and lean into his superpowers, and how he would design a school for ADHD minds. You don't want to miss this vulnerable and hilarious episode. The Holderness Family: Youtube | Instagram | Facebook | Tik Tok | Podcast --- Neurodiverging Coaching is an online, sliding scale coaching practice owned by autistic neurodiversity coach Danielle Sullivan. Learn more at Neurodiverging.com, or join us on Patreon for even more goodies! http://patreon.com/neurodiverging Our organization’s larger mission is to help neurodivergent folks find the resources we need to live better lives as individuals, and to further disability awareness and social justice efforts to improve all of our lives as part of the larger world community. We support strength-based, evidence-based assessment and skill-building, social and disability justice paradigms, and a commitment to taking care of one another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:48